/ 19 June 2024

The nuclear debate heats up


The Coalition is set to reignite the national energy debate when it reveals the locations of its proposed nuclear power plants today, ending months of speculation over where they’ll be built. Reports say the locations were approved last night at a shadow cabinet meeting and they’ll be unveiled to the full party this morning. Details of the plan, including the number of plants and exact locations, have remained top-secret but reports say at least 2 are earmarked for Queensland (paywall). And The Australian is reporting Coalition Leader Peter Dutton wants the scheme to be Commonwealth-owned and operated (paywall), similar to the Snowy Mountains Hydro and the NBN. Dutton’s been under pressure to reveal details of the Coalition’s energy policy for months and today’s announcement is expected to generate even more heat around the topic… 

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